Today I completed Day 1 of a 14 week Half Marathon training plan!
Because the end of “I just want to Run – c25k” and the start of my training clash I have decided that I would just do an easy Week 8 of the c25k which according to my plan (Compete or Complete by Jon Ackland) would be Week 1 – Recover, 3 easy runs. (If this makes any sense…)
This, I assume, recovers your body from whatever regular running week you usually complete. Lets your body repair and re-energise itself before starting into a Build Week.
My Last Run for this week will actually not be so ‘easy’. I am doing a 15k Trail Run (Tauranga Trail Run) this Sunday, I will have to have a super relax in the beginning of Week 2.
What Half Marathon am I training for?
This one! – AMI Wellington Round the Bays.
I am super excited to have the opportunity/time to train for a Half. My husband had his leave for this summer approved which means 9 consecutive weeks off. I am taking my chances where I can get them! I am going to run… far!
But lets rewind back to ‘I Just want to Run’. Today we completed Day 1 of Week 8 C25k. I think we were meant to complete Day 3 of Week 7, but Shell and I thought we might just skip and up the ante a little.
We did well, Shell did awesome! We rocked out that 28 minutes like no body’s business! Completing 4.7km, we are well on track for busting that 5k out in 30 mins no sweat! Well a lot of sweat considering it is Summer Time!
There will be one more ‘IJW2R’ Run Day this week, and 2 next week – 1 of those being the Virtual 5k in support of our Graduation 5k!
These ladies have got it going on! They inspire me, they impress me, I am glad to have helped 3 other women help reach a life goal!
I have plans to continue running with these ladies hopefully on a regular basis, at the very least once a week.
Onwards and Upwards for my 21.1k!
Race season is quickly approaching us here in NZ, what events are you planning on sinking your teeth into? And if you are experiencing the Winter blues, how do you keep yourself motivated through the cold months?
Keep up the Pounding,